Macy’s vs. Backstage: An Identity Crisis of a Department Store

The Thanksgiving Parade. Vibrant holiday storefronts. The movie Miracle on 34 Street. Macy’s was the pinnacle for extravagance, tradition and shopping. Those days are over. In the 1920s, department stores were innovative and brought people in...

For GE, Power is Still at Forefront of Troubles

When Sharifa John got her first big job in 2003, she was a 21 year-old figuring out how to manage her finances. She hesitated when her father, a seasoned investor, suggested she take her extra income and put it in the stock market. Her father, a Coca Cola and General...

The Fall Of Macy’s, From Stylish Department Store to Discount Disaster

Liz Dunn was on vacation in East Hampton when she was invited to an impromptu business meeting. Away from her work wardrobe, she stopped at a Macy's in Commack, Long Island, to buy a basic pair of black heels. “The shoe department was pretty uninspiring,” said Dunn, a...

What will it take for Amazon to overtake Netflix? Money and lots of it

Jake Hanley canceled his Netflix subscription last year after his favorite shows, “King of the Hill” and “30 Rock," were removed from the service. The 22-year-old office assistant from San Jose exclusively uses Amazon Prime Video for his streaming needs now. “I think...

Tesla takes charge of its future

Sprawled across a parched landscape in Nevada, Tesla is constructing the most massive building in the world. The electric-car maker calls it the Gigafactory. And it’s already estimated to equal 35 Costco stores combined. The grand structure is meant to accelerate the...

“The Walking Dead” Won’t Be AMC’s Crown Jewel for Long, They Need to Look Ahead

In October, the cast of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” descended on the Comic-Con stage in New York to talk about the show’s eighth and current season. Eager fans lined the halls to see their favorite characters from the hit TV show and expressed excitement that the zombie...

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Netflix Can’t Chill Until Its Movies Are Cool

Roughly three hundred miles north of Hollywood, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and his team are eagerly flipping through movie scripts ranging from million-dollar indie films to multi-million-dollar mainstream flicks. They’re looking for Netflix’s new...

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Late and lacking: Blue Apron expands aggressively but struggles to deliver

For Brianna Ahearn, 35, a copy writer who works at home in Cincinnati, time means money. “It’s a self-employed household, so having something ready to eat is valuable because my time is valuable,” said Ahearn. A loyal customer of the meal-kit delivery service Blue...
Boeing finds upside in Trump’s political machine

Boeing finds upside in Trump’s political machine

The biggest beneficiary of President Donald Trump’s “America first” policy may in fact be Boeing. As one of the largest manufacturers in the U.S., Boeing’s role as political tool has turned the company into a major selling point for both Trump’s voter base and foreign...

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Netflix’s Valuation is From the Upside Down

Netflix’s Valuation is From the Upside Down

Netflix’s stock price and its most recent earnings results tell a success story, but the company’s high valuation is based on a questionable business model that’s baffling some investors. It’s a huge risk for those hoping to capitalize on one of the fastest-growing...

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Will Tesla’s missed targets hamper on its future?

Will Tesla’s missed targets hamper on its future?

Tesla’s woes are probably not the end for the car maker and solar-panel company but nod to a structural shift the company must take to ensure its future success. Tesla’s most affordable car, the Model 3 Sedan that the company hoped for, has experienced challenges and...

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Millennials and investors are not hungry for Blue Apron

Millennials and investors are not hungry for Blue Apron

Blue Apron aims to save you time on grocery shopping by delivering meal-kits to your doorsteps. But young people already have too much on their plates, often juggling school, full-time jobs, and social lives. For many the best dinner is one that's already cooked. Blue...

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